2 Timothy 3:16 is today’s verse of the day and it says “all scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.
It corrects us when we’re wrong and it teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”
There are four things the scriptures do.
It teaches, it referees, it corrects, and it trains.
1) It teaches us stuff that we don’t know.
There’s a lot of stuff about the Lord, mystery and profound depth in the scriptures that, like an onion, we just continue to peel it back. As we dig into God’s word, we learn new things. While we need to learn new things, a lot of our Christian faith isn’t necessarily about learning new things.
It’s also about staying on a path, or in the “way” of Jesus. This is why the scriptures “referee” us. It helps us to see what’s wrong in our life. And so it’s blowing the whistle to say, “yo, you’re on the sidelines. You need to get back into the field.” “Hey, you’re not supposed to commit that foul, stay faithful to doing what’s right.”
So it’s not just teaching us new things, but it’s helping us to stay in line.
It corrects us – this means that it helps us to know what the right way is after we’ve gone the wrong way. It doesn’t just blow the whistle, but it pushes us back in the right direction.
And lastly it trains – the scriptures train us like a good coach. It gets us into shape, prepares us for the battle in front of us.
So that’s what the scriptures do. I hope you’ll take it serious.
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